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The midrashiest midrash that ever was midrashed [a spoiler-free “Noah” review]
Denny Burke Blog ^ | Sunday, March 30, 2014 | Denny Burk

Posted on 03/30/2014 6:57:12 AM PDT by Star Traveler

Does the movie resemble the actual Noah story enough to establish credible points of contact? No, it does not.

The director himself has acknowledged that his rendering of Noah is like a midrash—an ancient method of interpreting scripture involving ahistorical embellishments. As far as midrash is concerned, Noah is the midrashiest midrash that ever was midrashed.

Aronofsky’s Noah is nothing like the biblical Noah, the only righteous man on the planet. More seriously, Aronofsky’s god is nothing like the biblical God, a long-suffering sovereign who graciously condescends to reveal Himself and His plans to Noah and to save Noah and his family.

By the end of the movie, the righteous Creator turns into a celestial Erasmus—a humanist with a high regard for human nature and agency. The Sovereign Judge and covenant Redeemer of Genesis has no place in Aronofsky’s midrash. Grade: F-

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TOPICS: Current Events; Religion & Culture; Religion & Science; Theology
KEYWORDS: bible; flood; hollywood; jesus; moviereview; noah; noahthemovie
The atheist director of this movie is quoted as saying this movie is the least biblical 'biblical film' ever made!

He should know!

1 posted on 03/30/2014 6:57:12 AM PDT by Star Traveler
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To: Star Traveler

A collection of FREEPER threads on the movie - Noah ...

Religious tide turns against ‘Noah’
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3138393/posts

Noah: a classic blunder
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3138403/posts

Nine problems with the movie “Noah”
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3138569/posts

Don’t Get Punked by Paramount’s Pagan Noah Film
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3138604/posts

Noah – The Emperor’s New Movie (The Utter Embarrassing Mess of ‘Noah’)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3138663/posts

‘Noah’ Review: Brilliantly Sinister Anti-Christian Filmmaking
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3138716/posts

Noah, The Film: All Washed Up
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/3138756/posts

Box Office: ‘Noah’ Winning Over Faith-Based and Mainstream Moviegoers
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3138788/posts

No meat at ‘Noah’ party
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3138805/posts

The Noah Movie: Our Detailed Review [Christian Review]
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/3138815/posts

The Noah Movie: Deconstructing Noah’s Ark; Godawful Storytelling
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/3138821/posts

Atheist ‘Noah’ director brags film is least biblical Bible movie ever
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3138830/posts

Moviegoers Are Thinking Things Over After Earthquake Hits During ‘Noah’
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3138838/posts

Ken Ham: The Unbiblical ‘Noah’ Is a Fable of a Film
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3138844/posts

Box Office: Moviegoers Flock to ‘Noah’… But Hate It
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3138851/posts

BOX OFFICE: ‘Noah’ Rises, ‘God’s Not Dead’ Surprises As Schwarzenegger Brought To Knees
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3138858/posts

Ray Comfort Releases Christian Noah Movie: Watch ‘Noah and the Last Day’ on YouTube for Free
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/3138946/posts


2 posted on 03/30/2014 6:58:36 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

The “moviemaker” deserves all the scorn we can deliver


3 posted on 03/30/2014 7:04:51 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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I just realized a new movie genre has been created and I didn’t even notice. It’s the “Fiction based on real people” Genre. There have been three that I know of:

1. The Last Temptation of Christ
2. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
3. Noah

Are there any others I haven’t thought of?


4 posted on 03/30/2014 7:05:04 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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"Are there any others I haven’t thought of?"

Any film by Oliver Stone

5 posted on 03/30/2014 7:08:28 AM PDT by Flag_This (Liberalism: Kills countries dead.)
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To: cuban leaf

The highbrows call it “verisimilitude” - not the genre but an instance of it. It’s nothing new.


6 posted on 03/30/2014 7:17:06 AM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: cuban leaf

You could probably add “Abraham Lincoln Vampire Slayer” to that list. Just a thought...


7 posted on 03/30/2014 7:20:54 AM PDT by Bayard
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You could probably add “Abraham Lincoln Vampire Slayer” to that list. Just a thought...


I did.

But it’s “hunter”. :-P


8 posted on 03/30/2014 7:28:53 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: Star Traveler

Really hope they spent millions on this disaster of a film and gained zip in receipts.


9 posted on 03/30/2014 7:30:26 AM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice. And Pay Your Liberty Tax Citizen.)
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The director himself has acknowledged that his rendering of Noah is like a mid rash...

I had a midrash once. A little Gold Bond powder cleared it right up.

10 posted on 03/30/2014 7:31:58 AM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: cuban leaf

Heh, my memory is foggy on that film. “Slayer” sounds far better than “hunter,” what pansy focus group thought that name up?


11 posted on 03/30/2014 7:33:20 AM PDT by Bayard
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To: Bayard

Yeah. I actually originally typed slayer, but thought I should check so I googled “lincoln vampire” to get the title. :-)


12 posted on 03/30/2014 7:37:46 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: Bayard

Yeah. I actually originally typed slayer, but thought I should check so I googled “lincoln vampire” to get the title. :-)


13 posted on 03/30/2014 7:37:48 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: Flick Lives

You bet! ... :-) ...


14 posted on 03/30/2014 7:38:02 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: SkyDancer

I think about $45 Million so far on a movie that cost $125+ Million. I hope it dies very quickly after this weekend.


15 posted on 03/30/2014 7:41:36 AM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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I hope it dies very quickly after this weekend

I read some speculation that it will. Highly regarded "Captain America" is in theaters next weekend.

16 posted on 03/30/2014 7:48:02 AM PDT by grania
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Well $125 million spent on a supposed epic film is cheap. Realizing $45 million so far is nothing. As soon as people find out what a bomb it it, that will fall way short of breaking even. Hopefully.


17 posted on 03/30/2014 8:29:36 AM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice. And Pay Your Liberty Tax Citizen.)
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To: cuban leaf; Bayard
Yeah. I actually originally typed slayer, but thought I should check so I googled “lincoln vampire” to get the title. :-)

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18 posted on 03/30/2014 10:03:29 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: cuban leaf
Are there any others I haven’t thought of?

I was always partial to the cartoons of Elvis and Jack Nicklaus as detectives working together. Elvis and Jack Nicklaus Mysteries
19 posted on 03/30/2014 10:39:08 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I'm a Contra" -- President Ronald Reagan)
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To: Star Traveler

F minus?! LMAO! The Tabasco Sauce I had just put on my pizza almost came out of my nose. It actually went down the wrong pipe.

That sounds like a grade I would have received for College Algebra! I kid you not!


20 posted on 04/04/2014 8:10:58 AM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (What Would Sgt. Saunders Do?)
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To: Star Traveler

Where do they get the money to make those movies?


21 posted on 04/04/2014 8:12:18 AM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (What Would Sgt. Saunders Do?)
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